The Climate Science Alliance was excited to join fellow panelists at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 to discuss how art can help us tell powerful stories about science and relate to our community.
Art is a powerful tool for telling a story: whether it’s a fun and humorous romp or a deep and thought-provoking piece, art is one of the best methods we have of communication. In recent years, people in traditionally “non-art” fields like science and engineering have recognized how art connects with people in a meaningful way - thus, the acronym STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) has been changed to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, ART, and math). The Climate Science Alliance was excited to join fellow panelists at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 to discuss this theme and delve into the critical merger of art and science.
Samantha Wynns (biologist and educator, National Park Service), Alonso Nunez (artist and proprietor, Little Fish Comic Book Studio), Alex Warneke (science communicator and Deputy Director, Climate Science Alliance), and Garfield Kwan (marine biologist and Alliance Affiliated Artist, Squidtoons) discussed how art is an incredible tool to tell the story of science, on the panel "Conservation + Comics: Enhancing Scientific Knowledge with Art." Moderated by Paul Wynns (aerospace engineer and director, the Kevin Workman Foundation) - the panel promoted a lively discussion how they’ve been using art to tell the story of science, highlighting how scientists can become better science communicators through art. In addition, Alonso Nunez of Little Fish Comics did a live comic draw of a conservation themed comic.
All in all this was a great opportunity for the Alliance and our partners to connect with new audiences in a fun and unique way!
To learn more about the Climate Science Alliance’s Art and Community initiatives, please visit: https://www.climatesciencealliance.org/building-community